Munich Brauhaus made its long awaited debut in Brisbane last week, bringing a 900-seat, two-storey, year-round Oktoberfest experience to the city.

Located in the heritage-listed Allgas Building in Stanley Street Plaza in the heart of South Bank Parklands and adjacent to the iconic Streets Beach, Munich Brauhaus opened on Friday 4 May, with the biggest Oktoberfest-themed party Brisbane has ever seen. Munich Brauhaus boasts two spacious levels, a 250-seat outdoor beer garden and two lively bars. The plaza directly outside Munich Brauhaus will be decorated in full Oktoberfest colours and regalia, including flags, drapes and decorations for a month long activation from the day of launch.

The grand opening celebration kicked off at 5pm with a colourful street parade including a troop of traditional slap dancers, acrobats and oompah band, which weaved its way around South Bank Parklands, before concluding outside Munich Brauhaus. Shortly after, a traditional keg tap launched the evening’s Oktoberfest-themed party, including live entertainment and MC-led traditional Bavarian interactive audience games, challenges and sing-a-longs across both levels of restaurant. There were also two dinner sittings at 6 to 8pm and 8.30pm until late.

Munich Brauhaus Brisbane joins a much loved stable of Bavarian restaurants across the country, including Munich Brauhaus in Melbourne and Sydney, owned by Rockpool Dining Group. Rockpool Dining Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said the launch offered a taste of things to come. “We want to give guests an Oktoberfest experience that they won’t get anywhere else in the city,” Mr Pash said. “Munich Brauhaus is renowned for delivering an Oktoberfest experience 365 days of the year, so we intend to kick things off the way we mean to continue.”

The menu features Bavarian classics including crispy pork knuckle, crackling pork belly, schnitzels, German and gourmet sausages and shared platters.

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